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Trivia / Pride and Prejudice

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  • Executive Meddling: The reason why the title was changed and why it took over a decade to publish was Austen's publisher.
  • Fan Nickname: George Wickham, AKA, "Dickham." It started with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, but has since crossed over to refer to all versions of the character.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Given how film and television adaptations have latterly made this the quintessential Period Piece romance, it's almost possible to forget the original book was a very much contemporary comedy of manners. Amongst the things that make it this include the themes of young women needing to find a suitable husband, the idea of the Longbourn estate being subject to fee tail (abolished in England in 1925) being a plot point, the numerous examples of invoked Values Dissonance (see YMMV tab), and the fact that the richest and most eligible bachelor around makes a whopping £10,000 a year (less than a full-time minimum wage worker earns in the 2010s!)

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